Creating with Fairytale Colors!

Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

30 January, 2013 - ,


I have to admit, when I first received my package of beautiful Maja Design papers one of the first collections to capture my attention where these gorgeous papers from the Ska vi ta en Fika collection!  I love the color purple but I tend to only like to scrap this color in the more muted shades like dusty plums and this collection has the exact shades I love!  And combine it with gentle earth tones and I’m in heaven!  Then after hearing the story behind the papers, well, it just made scrapping with them so much more enjoyable! (You can find the story in Jenny Grotherus’s post from a couple weeks back)


As always the hardest part about working with these beautiful papers is making that first cut!!  I always feel like purples/plums and greens make me think of fairytales and in keeping with this idea I wanted the page to have a playful lush look to it.  One of the central designs of the page is the heart embellishments I made to decorate it.

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I cut out 3 hearts from the patterned papers and inked the edges with some plum chalk ink and highlighted them with a dash of drybrushing with white acrylic paint.  Then to make the hearts really stand out from the background I did some random doodling around the edges with a fine point brown pen (Martha Stewart Sepia writing pen).

Fairytale close3

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I finished off the page by adding some floral accents and some of my favourite chipboard pieces from Dusty Attic.  Tucking in bits and pieces of lace is just one of those things that just work so well with these lovely vintage papers.  Here is a supply list of the Maja Design papers I use on this page.

Supplies:  Ska vi ta en Fika (Soders Hojder-bs, Chaite, Chaite-bs, Blommor pa Blordet, Favoriter-bs)

If you haven’t dug into these papers yet, you are in for a treat! Happy Scrapping!! xo


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  • Rachelle Sigurdson says:

    Wow Gabi,love everything about your LO,Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andrea Ewen says:

    This is one of my favorite collections as well, Gabi…and you have made it totally shine! This layout is so beautifully feminine and soft…I absolutely love it!

  • I love what you have done with the hearts. Awesome photo and gorgeous framing

  • Marsha Fitzhugh says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous. The scribbling around the hearts made me think you had stitched them before I read your description. It is so imaginative and beautiful.

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    I just love every detail of it. One of my fav’s among all your work. Don’t know how many times I’ve said that now. 🙂